Show Auditions : An IQ Test For My Birthday

by Melanie Bell. Directed by Ragan Keefer.

This is one of four plays being presented together as Writers’ Room : Home, showcasing talent from the Tower Theatre’s Writers’ Room.

Performance dates and venue :
Tuesday 12 – Saturday 16 December at 7.30pm. Matinée on Saturday 16 December at 3pm.
To be performed in the Tower Theatre, Stoke Newington

Audition dates and time :
Sunday 8 October (9-11am) and Saturday 14 October (10am-12 noon) at the Tower Theatre.

Please contact the Director, Ragan Keefer to obtain a copy of the script, find out more and reserve your place.
Please read the script before auditioning.
Auditions are for Tower Theatre Company Members only.

If you would like to join the Company, please click here for more information.

About the play
Callie gets a surprising birthday present from her father. An appointment to take an IQ test. Upon her arrival she meets a straightlaced journalist, a hard working mum and her energetic daughter. All are here for the same thing, to pass the test for their own personal agendas. Will they pass? Will their nerves get the best of them? A play that deals with themes of family, acceptance, and pride.

Cast required:
CALLIE : A gardener in her 20s-30s with a fun, casual style. Seeking approval from her father by taking this IQ test. Any ethnicity.

EDWARD : A journalist in his 20s-30s with a straightlaced presentation. However there’s more to him than meets the eye. Any ethnicity.

SANDRA : Becky’s mother, in her 30s-40s whose tired-looking garb has seen better days. Hard working mum who wants to make her daughter proud. Any ethnicity.

BECKY : An exuberant 12-year-old girl with a strong sense of humour. The role will either be played by a child or adult, age 10-25. Any ethnicity.

INVIGILATOR/SERVER : A great role for someone who’s new to the Tower or to performing. Any gender and ethnicity.

We encourage POC actors and those from other underrepresented groups to audition for these roles. 

Rehearsals will begin in the week beginning 30 October, times/days to be decided.
The get-in is on Sunday 10 Dec with tech/dress rehearsals throughout the day on Monday 11 Dec. Cast must be available for all of this period, and for every performance.

Ragan Keefer
Writer’s Room is Ragan Keefer‘s (Rae) fourth show with the Tower. Ragan stage managed Spring Forward earlier this year, and is now stage managing The Little Prince. She joined as Assistant Director for Richard III. Past directing credits include Echoes, On The Exhale, Lost Connections, VIRGIN-IA and, most recently, Heroin Is NOT The New Chic. Just recently Ragan has completed her MFA in Theatre Directing from the University of East London and is so grateful to have found the Tower since moving to London from the US.
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